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A Gathering of Eagles: In Memoriam

Posted October 21, 2017 by

David P. Cooley, LtCol (USAF, retired) Dave “Cools” Cooley was born Feb. 15, 1960, at RAF Mildenhall in England. He was a 1982 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy where he met his wife Sheyla. He began his flying career as an operational F-111 pilot. Cools first became involved with test flying in…

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Lancaster Sailor speaks with actor, veteran R. Lee Ermey

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Navy photograph by Lt. David Gardner PACIFIC OCEAN–U.S. Marine Corps veteran and actor R. Lee Ermey discusses shipboard operations with USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Information Systems Officer Lt. Chris Brown, from Lancaster, Calif., on the ship’s fantail.  Ermey and his film crew visited Makin Island in order to document the ship’s operations, weapons systems…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted July 7, 2017 by Bob Alvis

A recurring subject in my column here are my stories of Lancaster’s War Eagle Field, which was the training field for the English and American pilots in World War II, located at the corner of 60th Street West and Avenue I.

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AFTC vice, veterans share stories at annual ball

Posted November 8, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Michelle Thomas Col. Angela Suplisson, Air Force Test Center vice commander, looks through old photographs from the rocket sled testing program at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., with retired Master Sgt. Marvin Houston during the annual Veteran’s Military Ball organized by Coffee4Vets at the University of Antelope Valley in Lancaster, Calif.,…

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Northrop Grumman begins flight tests of MS-177 multi-spectral sensor

Posted March 1, 2017 by

Northrop Grumman has begun flight testing of the MS-177 sensor payload with a successful inaugural flight on an RQ-4 Global Hawk high altitude long endurance autonomous aircraft system.

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VE Day and VE Dad – A Remembrance

Posted May 20, 2016 by Dennis Anderson

The recent headline was “The WWII Holiday in Russia that is practically unknown in America,” and I realized almost immediately that it must have been VE Day, victory in Europe. It had to be.

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HT February 5

Posted February 5, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force A1C Chase R. Lyth graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward…

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Antelope Valley College hosts annual STEMposium

Posted November 20, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Antelope Valley College held its 4th Annual STEMposium at the Hellenic Center where educators, students and businesses shared their accomplishments and expressed what is needed in the future workforce.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted February 17, 2017 by Bob Alvis

Time to take a break from the serious for an issue and I thought this little story of my Air Force journey may get you to chuckle a bit. This story does come with a warning and no matter what, please don’t try this at home!

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KC-46 program refueler touches down at Edwards

Posted October 23, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

The KC-46 program's first test aircraft, a Boeing 767-2C (EMD-1), departed from its home at Boeing Field in Seattle and touched down at Edwards for the first time Oct. 15.

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